16668Re: [RoboMower] Re: Battery disposal
- Feb 6, 2010Well, I know there's a slew of state-by-state recycling laws that allow
or require one of two things:
A nonrefundable state recycling fee with every battery sold;
and/or a "deposit" if you buy a battery without turning in an old one.
I note that I've NOT seen the law require that they return the deposit
IF you bring back a dead battery. So, as a minimum, IF you have the
dead battery with you every time you buy a new one, you'll still be out
one deposit by the end of the deal because you paid one when you bought
the battery and didn't get it back when you were done buying batts.
Well, I don't know for sure. I seem to recall if you have a receipt
showing you just bought a batt and paid the $fee, yes you can get that
back when you bring back a dead batt. BUT, not without a receipt, and
here's why: most states don't do it, and two states are up to $10
without a trade-in. At that rate, I'd take junk batts from a state with
no deposit and carry them over the state line and demand $10/ea from a
retailer. In fact, since there's no real legal paperwork, if I worked
at recycler and Wal-Mart brings in a load of batts, I'd just turn around
and have my brother take then right back to Wal-Mart the next day, get
$10/ea, then get the batts back all over.
It all varies by state:
Here in Texas, I've seen that Fry's charged a state batt fee even for
little 7AH SLAs for alarm systems. They're like $7 batts, plus a $3
fee. But looking at this website, it says that's not the law. This
site says all SLA are exempt (which affects us!) and they're not
supposed to charge this fee. Plus those at Fry's were less than 10AH-
they're not supposed to be charging it.
Barbara B wrote:
> In my area (Northern Virginia), Interstate Battery now pays $6 per battery. So you may want to check your area.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, "bkelley9401" <neverheardofhim@...> wrote:
>> I just drove past a Battey Wholesale store and they pay cash for used lead acid batteries.So you might want to call around first be for you had them over.
>> --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, "Barbara B" <eventtravelers@> wrote:
>>> I drop mine off at Interstate Battery which is right down the road from me.
>>> --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, "leecee01" <leecee01@> wrote:
>>>> Does everyone take their used batteries to the landfill or do you know of any company that will take them?
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